Department of Health

Providing optimal cancer care - Supportive care policy for Victoria

The supportive care policy outlines the strategic directions for supportive care provision in Victorian cancer services. Supportive care is an umbrella term used to refer to services that may be required by those with cancer, their family and carers.

Supportive care in cancer refers to the domains of physical, social, information, spiritual and psychological needs. The aims of the Victorian supportive care strategic directions are to improve the supportive care outcomes for those affected by cancer, to build capacity within the supportive care workforce, to ensure resources are utilised appropriately and to ensure equity in the provision of supportive care services in Victoria to those affected by cancer.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
20 Oct 2009
28 pages
Department of Health and Human Services

Reviewed 21 October 2019

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